Spartan Camp #199 - 50 gestures + Optional "Caricature Study"
The aim is to produce 50 gestures by Sunday the 16th of October.
- The gestures can be of anything, human, animal, cavorting capybaras.... You can draw full figures, but you can also go for heads, arms, eyes, or anything specific. All media can be used, both digital or traditional. Coloured or black/white. Quick scribbles or long studies. Imagination or referenced. Clothed or nude. Specifics are up to you!
- In addition to this, participants can choose to do an Optional "Caricature Study", in any medium.
Additional notes on this weeks’ Optional Study:
In our series of optional studies leading up to Self Portrait Day, we will have another portrait-related study this week!
In about two months, it will be International Self Portrait Day. Every year, this great activity has a high turnout here on conceptart.org. Take a look HERE to see last years' portraits. Because of this great opportunity, we will devote some of the upcoming optional studies to this topic. We will focus on heads, faces, anatomy, and other things related to portraiture. Not every week, of course. Just enough to prepare us for this event!
This week will be focused on caricaturization. Caricatures are interesting because they exaggerate or simplify facial features that are already there. Searching for caricatures show portraits that are clearly distorted, but still recognizable! This is key! The distortions themselves often hint at characteristics of the subject. In other words caricatures allow you a lot of freedom, but also require you to analyse your subject.
Create a caricature. Specificities are yours to choose, meaning you could go with any politician, celebrity, family member or even your dog. Obviously, reference very much advised.
*Reference/tips to be posted here*
Colour, medium, time frame, any specifics are up to you! Good luck and have fun! And feel free to ask questions!
50 poses is a challenge, but don't hurry or stress yourself reaching it! Focus on drawing, as practising is the main goal of this exercise.
Criticizing each other is highly encouraged!! Share constructive criticism, reference images and resources!! Let's help each other get better!
Come on soldiers! Flex those muscles!!
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